At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Charter change
– death penalty legislation
– effects of TRAIN
– alleged irregularities in PCSO
– allegations of CPP/NPA plotting to overthrow government
Quotes from the interview…
Continue reading “Kapihan sa Senado forum | Jan. 11, 2018”
From The Manila Times: THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is open to the proposal to reduce its mandatory contributions to other government agencies. Continue reading “📰 PCSO open to charter amendment [Manila Times]”
From Manila Bulletin: Lacson estimated that the daily take from jueteng operations, usually in the Luzon area, reaches P267 million a day or about a potential P96 billion a year.
After being mired in irregularities in past years, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office may get a much-needed update in its charter to help it keep up with new variations of lotteries and make it more accountable.
Senate Bill 1470, filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, also gives the agency – whose present charter dates way back to 1954 – a new name: the Philippine Charity Office.
“The provisions in this bill allow the PCSO Charter to adapt to the changing system of and emerging variations of lotteries and similar activities. The bill also seeks to strengthen the Charter by one, making the PCSO more accountable to the public; and two, limiting its discretion in the distribution of its funds,” Lacson said.
Ibayo pang kapangyarihan para makapag-impok ng pondong pantulong sa mga mahihirap na mamamayan sa bansa ang nakatakdang matamasa ng Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) sa ilalim ng panukalang isinulong ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.
Batay sa nilalaman ng Senate Bill 1470 na inihain ni Lacson, magiging pangunahing mandato na ng PCSO ang pangangalap ng pondo para sa pangmedikal na alalay sa mga mahihirap na mamamayan ng bansa kaya paiiksin na rin ang pangalan ng ahensiya.
Mula sa umiiral na PCSO, tatanggalin na ang salitang “sweepstakes” kung kaya’t sa ilalim ng panukala, ang ahensiya ay tatagurian nang Philippine Charity Office (PCO) dahil sa nabanggit na prayoridad nito.
As early as 2003, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office had released funds to a non-government organization prodding then President Gloria Arroyo to run in the 2004 presidential election, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson disclosed Wednesday. Continue reading “PCSO Funds Also Funneled to ‘Run-Gloria-Run’ NGO”